Q & A (filmed as Slumdog Millionaire)
Sony Academy Awards, Gold Award Winner, 2008, Drama Category. Q and A has recently been made into the feature film Slumdog Millionaire, winner of 4 Golden Globes.A street kid wins the Indian TV show "Who Will Win A Billion" - scooping a billion-rupees prize live on Indian TV. Unfortunately, the... show more
Sony Academy Awards, Gold Award Winner, 2008, Drama Category. Q and A has recently been made into the feature film Slumdog Millionaire, winner of 4 Golden Globes.A street kid wins the Indian TV show "Who Will Win A Billion" - scooping a billion-rupees prize live on Indian TV. Unfortunately, the producers think he must have cheated.Based on the best-selling novel by Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup and from the makers of A Suitable Boy, Fatherland and Handmaids Tale, the production was recorded on location on the streets of Mumbai with an Indian Cast.When Ram Mohammad Thomas, an orphaned, uneducated street kid from Mumbai, wins a billion rupees on a live TV quiz show, he finds himself beaten up and thrown in jail by the programme's producers. During his interrogation he explains, through a series of flashbacks, how he knew the answers to all the show's questions. What he describes about his life is jaw-dropping - "You learn a lot about the world by..."
Format: MP3 CD
Publish date: December 4th 2007
Edition language: English
Blog Stories Review: http://storiesbooksandmovies.blogspot.it/2015/05/le-dodici-domande-vikas-swarup.html Pochi film sono riusciti ad avere un successo pari a quello di The Millionaire. Caratterizzato da un cast sconosciuto (o quasi) e da una colonna sonora in perfetto stile indiano, la pellicola di...
Już nie mogę znieść tych ciągłych dywagacji na temat wyższości ekranizacji nad pierwowzorem książkowym lub odwrotnie. Tym bardziej, że jestem zdecydowanie zwolennikiem wyższości książek nad ekranizacjami. A tu jeszcze się może okazać, że ekranizacja odbiega od pierwowzoru! I na dokładkę może być prz...
[Originally posted on Tumblr on 16. January 2013] I finished reading ‘Q and A' by Vikas Swarup today. I really enjoyed reading this while at the same time wondering about how over the top the bad things are that happen to the characters. I don’t know much about India so it’s not my place to assume...
After reading a few other reviews, I agree that the novel is highly melodramatic. I haven't been to India, but I do understand the depravity of the slums and the caste system. And while Swarup really made an effort to make the reader understand what this part of India is like, I found it melodramati...
I really liked the movie "Slumdog Millionaire" as did many other people. The book was good but not great, and I enjoyed the movie was adapted from the book much more.